Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and Serverless, Inc. announced a partnership that brings together the resources and expertise of Tencent, one of the largest internet companies in the world, and the serverless experience and open-source savvy of the team behind the widely adopted and popular, with over 32,000 Github stars, Serverless Framework project.

“Software is eating the world. Unfortunately, most businesses still can't deliver software successfully, much less do so at the pace needed to stay competitive. For those who wish to keep up, let alone lead, software delivery and operation must be radically simplified. The next generation, serverless cloud we are building with Serverless, Inc. will bring this kind of radical simplification,” said Yunong Xiao, General Manager, Serverless/PaaS/Devops at Tencent Cloud.

Serverless architectures are built on next-generation public cloud services, like Tencent Serverless Cloud Functions, that auto-scale and charge only when used. When scale, capacity planning & cost management are automated, the result is software that's easier to build, maintain, and often up to 99% cheaper.

Serverless architectures also require a shift in how organizations think and work. “Our goal at Serverless Inc., working together with partners like Tencent Cloud, is to give developers, teams and organizations all of the tools they need to build and operate serverless applications, in one simple, powerful & elegant experience,” said Austen Collins, CEO and Founder of Serverless, Inc.

As a first step in their collaboration, Serverless, Inc and Tencent Cloud announced today the availability of three open-source, Serverless Framework projects that make it easy to deploy three of the most common serverless uses cases onto the Tencent Cloud: REST APIs, static websites, and Express.js apps. As the partnership progresses, both Serverless, Inc. and Tencent will invest resources in the joint development of support for additional serverless use cases, as well as tight integration between Serverless Framework Pro and Tencent Cloud, to enable full lifecycle management of serverless applications on Tencent Cloud.

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